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Private, beautiful, clean, cozy! 1.8 MILES TO ACADIA NT'L PARK -BEECH MTN TRAIL

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1st floor unit of a duplex, 5A, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 6)

Great for couples, Gardencourt is a first-floor duplex tucked away on a private lane off the Beech Hill Road in Historic Somesville. Our quiet rural setting offers the perfect spot to come home to between adventures. Gardencourts entrance is located witthin our fenced-in courtyard at 5A. Beech Mountain, located within Acadia National Park, is just 1 1/2 miles from your front door. The three best swimming/kayaking/canoeing lakes are right around the corner by car or bicycle. Farm-to-table freshness is just 1/3 mile from the home at Beech Hill Farm, an organic farm stand. Enjoy an autumn sunset stroll along Beech Hill Road; drive 15 minutes into Bar Harbor with all that seaside town has to offer, or head the other way and discover 'The Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Gardencourt is perfectly situated to access all the wonders of our beautiful island and Acadia National Park. An evening of child care may be available upon request; all situations considered.

$50 MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNT There is so much to see and do! Our home comfortably accommodates up to 6 people and is tastefully appointed and fully equipped. Gardencourt is pet friendly, so bring the whole family for a week (or two) to remember.

We do not allow smoking anywhere on our property.

More Details

Priscilla and Vanessa
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Priscilla and Vanessa

My husband, John, and I have lived on Mt Desert Island for nearly 40 years. I landed my dream job seven years ago as head gardener at Thuya Garden, a beautiful English border garden in Northeast Harbor. John is a building contractor and has built many beautiful shingle style homes on the island. We love to travel in our Scamp Camper that we've nicknamed 'Shrimp Scampi'.

Priscilla and Vanessa purchased this townhome in 1989

Why Priscilla and Vanessa chose Mount Desert

We fell in love with this beautiful property and incredible location in 1989. John built Garden Court for my mother when she retired to Maine. We now rent the ground floor of her home and we live upstairs. Garden Court sits on one acre of land along a private driveway in a quiet neighborhood. Check out the beautiful sunsets from Beech Hill or hike Acadia National Park trails just one mile away.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have; call 207-244-4090. Also, my daughter in law Vanessa helps me with all aspect of Garden Court (207)669 5060. She would be happy to assist our renters with any help needed.

Priscilla Hutton.

What makes this townhome unique

Great family location. Perfect for couples or friends traveling together. Easy access to our island's best swimming beaches and adventures into Acadia. Garden Court guests enjoy fishing and carry-in canoe/kayak launching privileges at exclusive Somesville Town Dock. Bring your mackerel gear and squid jigs! Clean, smoke free rental with everything needed for a perfect vacation. Our rental manager is available close by through out your vacation should renters need assistance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The "C" family came and conquered MDI for the 4th straight year at Garden Court. I once again thank you.... for allowing us to stay here for our summer vacation. Between getting up to see the sunrise and jigging for squid till 1 am - I think I need a vacation now! Sorry we missed you at the Gardens - we just didn't make it over there this year. John - I owe you some squid next year - my family wolfed them all down. Bruce - good luck getting the mini-bike going. Jonah wants to ride it. We truly feel this is our home away from home and look forward to coming back."
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Mount Desert, Maine

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub, shower, commode and sink. Linen closet, stack washer & dryer. Bathroom tissue, bath towels and linens provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Double Guest Room - 1 double
    Twin Beds Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private, beautiful, clean, cozy! 1.8 MILES TO ACADIA NT'L PARK -BEECH MTN TRAIL
average rating of 4.903226 based on 48 reviews

a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Anything you need is at Garden Court as well as being close to Bar Harbor if you want to shop. Wake up to deer and wild turkeys in the yard and see them again at night.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time with our family. Everything was clean and the house was huge enough for 6 people

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time there!

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Large space and convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at the garden apartment. The place was large and had everything we needed. Very convenient location. Owners are very responsive. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Great location- quiet but close to the park. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, CO

adorable property and close to the park

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Garden Court. It's a really nice space inside and the location is nice and quiet. We were only 20 minutes away from Bar Harbor and literally minutes away from great hiking in Acadia National Park. We loved being close to everything and then having a chance to recover in peace at Garden Court. We were literally listening to crickets in the evenings.

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a very nice place and our hosts were wonderful. I would stay their again.

  • 5 of 5

It was very nice exactly what we needed.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: recommended

Garden Court is 1 mile from a boat launch and small swimming beach at Long Pond called 'Pond's End' by us locals. Guest privileges to fish for mackerel or launch kayak/canoe from Somesville town dock. All other information will be available to our guests when they arrive at Garden Court. For babysitting possibilities, contact Vanessa within a month of your visit. CPR certified and ECE degree.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Mount Desert, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
July August 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$466.09

No smoking on property. Pet Addendum and rental agreement must be reviewed before booking.
$50 Multi-week Discount
$350 Refundable Damage Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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